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Picture

Picture

  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1935 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woven on jacquard loom, in wooden frame

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Pamela Marchant

  • Museum number:

    FE.580-2007

  • Gallery location:

    China, Room 44, The T.T. Tsui Gallery, case 58

In the 1930s Chinese textile manufacturers produced a new product - woven pictures that could be used to decorate the sitting room. The pictures were most probably inspired by contemporary photographs and usually depict well-known scenic spots in China.

Physical description

Black and white, tree and pavilion in portrait format

Place of Origin

China (made)

Date

ca. 1935 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Woven on jacquard loom, in wooden frame

Marks and inscriptions

'Yiheyuan xi cheng men'
'The western gates of the Summer Palace' (Beijing)

Dimensions

Height: 17.5 cm, Width: 13 cm

Object history note

Wedding present given to two Scots, Lieut Tom Marchant and Robina Bookless, who got married in Chongqing, west China, in 1935.

Descriptive line

Black and white jacquard woven picture of a tree and pavilion, in wooden frame, China, ca. 1935

Categories

Textiles

Collection

East Asia Collection

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